Whale Wall Décor

pottery barn kids inspired whale wall decor

Mable from Lilato Laka finally decided to give her son’s room some TLC after nine months of avoiding the task. A simple and timeless nautical theme rekindled her excitement to work on the space, and Mable spotted a piece of whale wall décor that she loved. She couldn’t find where to buy whale, but that was hardly a problem when Mable could make it herself. She broke out her beloved jig saw to bring the 34”x20” whale to life for a mere $12!

pottery barn kids inspired whale wall decor

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Varied Wood Stain Dresser

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This dresser from Erika at Retropolitan is such a beaut it’s hard to believe it was once a MAJOR eyesore. Like nasty peeling paint, tons of scratch and dents, and just plain old ugly! But Erika worked a miracle using some spray paint and wood veneers. The beauty of using veneers is that even a beat up piece can have a smooth, flawless wood finish without the grueling process of refinishing. And here’s the evidence to prove it!

west elm knock off wood grain dresser

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Pet Food Storage Tin

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Tidy Mom Cheryl shares a cute idea for storing your pets’ food in style using an old popcorn tin from Christmas. Cheryl painted over Santa with a bright yellow spray paint and then decorated the exterior with vinyl cut by her Silhouette and some ribbon. Here’s what Cheryl has to say: “I LOVE the way my  designer pet food canister turned out!………and Ballard Designs doesn’t offer yellow! {wink}”

ballard knock off dog food tin from popcorn tin

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Chrysanthemum Painted Vase

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Anthropologie’s colorful flower vases have caught the eyes of many DIYers. I have seen vases embellished with jewelry to achieve the same look, but this is first time I’ve seen a paper flower that’s just as pretty as the inspiration! Melissa of The Happier Homemaker shows how simple it is to make the chrysanthemum with just some snipping and rolling. Attached to her painted dollar store vase, it’s the perfect focal point for spring!

chrysanthemum vase inspired by anthropologie

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Outdoor Dining Table

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After spending all last summer sans a backyard as a pool and fence were put in, Melissa of The Happier Homemaker and her husband can’t wait to actually utilize the dream space this year. One thing they wanted was a nice outdoor dining set, but they all came with steep price tags. Instead, Melissa and her hubs worked together to build their own using a combination of plans that included Ana White’s farmhouse table. Would you believe it only cost them $100 and one afternoon?!?

diy outdoor dining table inspired by pottery barn

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Ombre Paint Stick Party Backdrop

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Christine from Pure Joy Events has a passion for planning kids’ parties and finds Anthropologie’s window displays to be a great source of inspiration for her backdrops. I have been known to find creative uses for paint stirrers so it’s no wonder this ombre paint stick design caught my eye. Christine created her beachy backdrop by painting large paint stirrers and them simply sticking them on the wall with painter’s tape. How cute is this for a surf-themed birthday or pool party?

anthropologie inspired paint stick party backdrop

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Stenciled Number Pillows

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If you follow me on Infarrantly Creative or have been around KOD for some time, you know I have a little (okay… a big) thing for making pillows. One of my favorite time savers is using ready-made covers from IKEA just like Erika from Retropolitan did to create these number pillows. Since the covers cost just a few dollars each, they are still cost-effective for the DIYer and provide a great starting point for stenciling and embellishing. In just an hour, Erika was able to make all four of these stenciled number pillows!

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Ikat Stenciled Cabinet

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I have said time and again how much I love the possibilities with stenciling, and Melissa from 5 Foot 12 Creations totally drives it home with her ikat console. I mean… wowzers! With a small paint brush and plate of craft paint in hand, Melissa completely transformed an IKEA console into a trendy piece of furniture that is sure to spark lots of conversations. It’s no wonder Melissa’s cabinet was one of the faves in the Creating with the Stars knockoff round!

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